Ms Faughnan, Head of English has been giving students a real avenue for self expression over the past few months- organizing a writing festival with eager Year 7 students which promotes confidence in yourself.

As we all are aware, anxiety, depression and a lack of confidence is something that our young people are constantly struggling with; therefore, we wanted to promote this through English. We studied writers and poets who promoted confidence and we created a huge number of quotes, poems, short stories and some art that all promoted confidence. 

The year 7s are very proud of what they have achieved not only did they have an incredible display but that changed mindsets of young people. We are now trying to share our message with fellow schools in Wimbledon. We hope that other young people take pride in themselves and possibly an insight into this may give them a boost to do this.